• Blogging,  Start a Business

    Launching Your Blog: The Final Steps

    You're finally here! You have a blog set up and ready to go with a theme, about page, and blog posts. You know your niche and your ideal reader and you're ready to launch. First, I want to say congrats! I know it takes a long time and a lot of hard work to get to this point. So give yourself a pat on the back and take a moment to recognize how awesome you actually are. Before you launch your blog, there are just a few quick things to get out of the way. I've shared them below to make sure that you are 100% prepared for your incredibly…

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    June 2019 Income Report

    We are now halfway through the year and it's time for my June income report! In June, I spent three weeks in Rwanda, working on my MA and exploring the country. I had a really great trip! But it didn't leave much time for blogging. Now that I'm back, I'm hatching up some pretty big plans for the rest of the year. I'm not ready to share anything yet, but I'm super excited about some ideas that I've been considering.

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    July 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    June is over and I'm now back from my 3 week trip to Rwanda. It was an amazing trip with lots of exploring and sightseeing and learning. I even took a boat ride that was joined by a monkey who jumped on from a nearby island. Needless to say, I was sad for the trip to end, but glad to be back home with my husband.

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    May 2019 Income Report

    Like every other month around here, May was a busy month. In my May income report, I'm sharing what went right and what didn't and how much I was able to make in May. Pageviews were slightly up, and income was slightly down. Overall, it was a month of doing the things that had to be done and not much else. Here's how I fared.

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    June 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    Can you believe we're almost halfway through the year?! It's now time to recap May and share my June 2019 personal growth goals. In June, I'll be spending three weeks in Rwanda for my MA residency, so May was a busy month, working to get everything done and ready to go. I'm still busy packing and finishing up some papers that are due at the residency, so this first week of June will be a busy one. My trip also means that this month will be a little different than other months have been, with a little less freedom in my schedule. I'm excited for this month, though, because I'm…

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    May 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    I'm writing this from my bed in the middle of a work day with puffy cheeks and a half numb lip. I had my wisdom teeth removed on Monday, so the past three days have consisted of sleeping, eating ice cream, watching Fixer Upper reruns, and eating more ice cream. There was some nerve damage during the procedure, so I'm just sitting here praying that I'll be able to feel half of my face again sooner rather than later.

  • Productivity

    My Minimalist Bullet Journal

    This is now my fourth year using a bullet journal and I love it! Over the years, my style has gone from busy and colorful to simple and classic. I know we, bullet journal enthusiasts, enjoy getting a sneak peek into others' journals, so I've decided to share my minimalist bullet journal with you.

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    April 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    March was one of those months that was really long but, somehow, went by so quickly. The course I'm taking for my MA right now is a TON of work, so I spent most of the month focused on schoolwork – reading a million academic journals and writing a literature review that took way too long to finish. At times, I felt like I was heading towards burnout again, but with some of the mindset skills I've learned over the past few months, I was able to take a step back, identify the stressors, and change the way I was thinking about them.